Are you a recent graduate from Physical Therapy school?
Are you starting your first professional position?
Are you seeking guidance to hone your clinical reasoning & professional development?
Mentorship, the right way.
Entering any profession as a new graduate can be challenging and overwhelming. Acclimating to a new environment, coupled with new colleagues and management. Now, layer on top a profession heavy in physical skills, a wide variety of patient personalities, pathologies, and your own autonomy! It is a lot to ask of anyone. It is not uncommon to feel restless balancing the day-to-day operations while establishing positive habits, personal statements, and proper career goals. Regardless of your practice setting, regardless of how extraverted or how well you did in the classroom; tilting the scales in your favor is critical. You’ve invested countless time and energy into your education; mentorship is the next step in your formal learning process.
Join the LIVE EVERY DAY Mentorship Program
You will be assigned a personal 1:1 mentor for a 12-month duration. They will be in regular scheduled communication within 3 primary phases: Development Phase, Habit Formation, and Influence through leadership.
These phases will encompass all domains of learning (affective, cognitive, and psychomotor) with activities that stimulate depth of knowledge as well as self-identifications of strengths & weaknesses. This interpersonal work, will help you identify barriers to succeed, in addition to biases that may be preventing proper reflection.
The Mentorship Program will include formal:
- Goal writing
- Clinical reasoning
- Grand rounds on patients
- Treatment Algorithms
- Advanced literature reviews
- Journal Clubs
- & personal coaching for your professional trajectory!
How does it work?
What does it look like?
Meet the Mentorship facilitator
Abby Fagerholm is one of a kind. Early in her own studies she grasp the concepts of diligent preparation pared with unsurpassed empathy. This balance, has catapulted her own career as an incredible clinical instructor and practice leader. During her own progression into the field of Physical Therapy, we created a research-based, goal-oriented, reflective model to assist in that transition. That model has grown into the LIVE EVERY DAY Mentorship program—a desire for us to share it larger groups of people, empower young leaders and step the entire cohort of Physical Therapists upward.
LIVE EVERY DAY is a Nationally Recognized Private Practice and clinical educator. Serving as Clinical Partner to Springfield College, in Massachusetts, via the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, as well as a leadership role on the Board for the National Consortium of Clinical Education. Founder of LIVE EVERY DAY, Matt Calendrillo PT, DPT BOCOP, serves as a National Presenter on Clinical Education, presenting across the country, at both national and local conferences as well as countless posters and presentations on the topic of clinical excellence, clinical education, leadership, professional trajectory, mentorship, and reflective practice.
There is a brief application and personal statement for admission each year. Depending on your acceptance and specific timeline needs, the majority of mentees start in the Fall. To take the next step, please complete the form below and a LIVE EVERY DAY mentor leader will connect with you shortly.
Full annual cost is $3,500
Monthly payment options available at $350/mo
Group/volume discounts available for larger institutions
(Many employers will cover a portion of the associated tuition fees for the mentorship program via CEU benefits. We are happy to provide proper documentation to your employer to assist.)
How do I sign up?
What does it cost?
LIVE EVERY DAY is a Nationally Recognized Private Practice and clinical educator. Serving as Clinical Partner to Springfield College, in Massachusetts, via the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, as well as a leadership role on the Board for the National Consortium of Clinical Education. Founder of LIVE EVERY DAY, Matt Calendrillo PT, DPT BOCOP, serves as a National Presenter on Clinical Education, presenting across the country, at both national and local conferences as well as countless posters and presentation s on the topic of clinical excellence, clinical education, leadership, professional trajectory, mentorship, and reflective practice.
Educational Leadership Conference APTA 2019 – ‘Break the Mold – Students, New Graduates, All Can Be Mentors’ Department of Physical Therapy Springfield College Calendrillo MM, Pelletier DD, Nowakowski KA
Educational Leadership Conference APTA 2018 – ‘Succeeding With A Multifaceted Approach to Clinical Education Within a Thriving Private Practice’ Department of Physical Therapy Springfield College Pelletier DD, Nowakowski KA, Calendrillo MM
2019 Connecticut Physician Trauma Conference. Adapting to Severe Disability and Limb Loss. Calendrillo MM
- Continuing Education Program for CIs, SCCEs, DCEs. Provided Annually; ‘Make Clinical Education Sexy Again’
- Featured and Quoted in: ‘Post Operative Care and Physical Rehabilitation.’ Amplitude. 5.2019.
- Featured and Quoted in: ‘Partnering with therapists: Improving Patient Access and Outcomes Through Collaboration.’ Orthotics and Prosthetics. 2.2019.
- Featured and Quoted in: ‘How Schools and Sites Manage Clinical Education in an Era of Change.’ PT InMotion. 2.2018.
- Featured and Quoted in: ‘PT and Podiatry Resident Education’ Orthotics and Prosthetics. 12.2017.
- Case Based Examination of Balance Dysfunction 2015-19-Provided to Local Practitioners
- Orthoses In Rehabilitation Settings – Provided to Practitioners on Device Selection & Training 2014
- Scoliosis Presentation – Provided to Outpatient Practitioners on Current Treatment Approaches 2015
- Combined Sections Meeting APTA – ‘Taking Integrated Clinical Education to the Next Level: 2016 Fostering Critical Thinking’ Department of Physical Therapy Springfield College Pelletier DD, Nowakowski KA, Calendrillo MM
Awards | Recognitions
- 2019 Physical Therapy Department Annual Gertrude M Lamb Award Recipient – given in recognition of excellence in physical therapy as demonstrated in education, scholarly activity, and/or professional service.
- Clinical Director at Large, National Consortium of Clinical Education, APTA 2018-2020
- Executive Director, The LIVE EVERY DAY Orthopedic Residency Program
- Springfield College Clinical Educator of the Year 2016
- Springfield College 40 Under 40 Award
- Springfield College Adjunct Faculty member of the year 2011
- Springfield College Commencement Speaker 2012 Doctoral Graduation